The Latest: Barcelona launches line of protective masks

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Barcelona has launched a line of protective masks for its fans during the coronavirus pandemic. The money will come from a larger 35-million euro ($38.1 million) support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked outside the Top 100 who won’t receive any compensation from tennis’ international governing bodies.Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French tennis federation, told a conference call Monday that 66 male players and 39 female professionals will benefit from the allocation. Beach tennis and paddle tennis players, as well as wheelchair professionals and players with disabilities, can also sign up to the scheme. The support plan will be operational from June 3 and will last until Aug. 31, 2021. It will also help clubs, coaches, instructors, umpires, other officials and tournament organizers affected by the health crisis.The men’s and women’s professional tours are suspended until at least July 13.___ The club says the masks are available in three different models with exclusive designs using Barcelona’s colors. They can be found online or in physical stores as they gradually reopen to the public beginning on Monday.The masks are made in Catalonia using 100% ecological cotton. Barcelona says they comply with all “health requirements and regulations.” The masks are reusable and guaranteed to up to 40 washes.Spain was one of the hardest hit countries by the coronavirus pandemic with nearly 30,000 deaths. Masks are now obligatory for the entire population in most situations.Barcelona and most Spanish clubs sustained heavy financial losses and reduced the salaries of its players during the pandemic. PSG and Tencent sealed a partnership during the French club’s Tour in China last year.___The chief executive of West Indies’ cricket team says a plan is in place to fly a 25-man squad to England around June 8 ahead of a three-test series starting a month later in bio-secure stadiums with no spectators.Johnny Grave says he has been in discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board for the past six weeks and that Cricket West Indies is expecting a formal offer to go ahead with the tour in the coming days.Grave says in an interview with the players would take privately sourced tests for COVID-19 three or four days before the departure date. They would then convene at a base in Antigua and fly out in one aircraft on the same day, before being transported to their quarantine and training venue where they would spend about three weeks. May 25, 2020 ___The top women’s soccer league in England has been canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak.The Football Association says a decision was taken to end the Women’s Super League with immediate effect following “overwhelming feedback from the clubs” and to give them the chance to “prepare and focus on next season.”Manchester City was leading the league by a point from Chelsea, which had a game in hand. Arsenal was a further three points behind and also had a game in hand on City. Worlds are usually held every other winter, in odd years.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 He reiterates that the government hopes to hold the Tokyo Games “in a complete form” with spectators as a proof of human victory against the coronavirus.Japan and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Games by one year to July 2021.Experts say developing an effective and safe vaccine by the Games next year will be difficult.___The French tennis federation will set aside nine million euros ($9.8 million) for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Malagò says “this is the best solution” in order to avoid the championships being canceled or shortened after the fallout in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic.Malagò says FISI would officially send the request to the International Ski Federation’s (FIS) board on Monday.Cortina was already forced to cancel the World Cup finals in March this year due to the advancing virus.Moving the worlds to March 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics and likely force FIS to cancel that season’s finals in Méribel and Courchevel, France.The Cortina worlds are currently scheduled for Feb. 7-21, 2021. Recommendations for sporting outcomes such as which team should represent England in the Women’s Champions League next season will be sent to the FA board.The second-tier Women’s Championship has also been canceled.___Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year.Abe says recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only in Japan would not be enough to hold the Games because it involves spectators and athletes from around the world. ___Chinese technology company Tencent has donated 150,000 face masks and 10,000 pairs of protective goggles to Paris Saint-Germain’s foundation.The foundation will dispatch them to organizations and charities in need of equipment to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.The shipment was delivered last week and is being stored at PSG’s Parc des Princes. The stadium has been operating as a logistics support base in the Greater Paris region.Sabrina Delannoy, the deputy director of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, said on Monday that the donation “will enable our many partner charities to continue working in safe conditions and to pass on this equipment in turn to the people who need it most.” The Latest: Barcelona launches line of protective masks The Euroleague basketball season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and no championship will be awarded.The league says it considered and rejected various plans for continuing the season, including proposals from many cities to hold remaining games. It instead opted to focus on the 2020-21 season.The league adds that “for reasons of sporting integrity, all competition system modifications including a reduced number of teams were discarded.”The Euroleague has 18 teams across 10 European nations. The different lockdown and border restrictions in those countries made it difficult to continue games.The season was suspended March 12. Turkish club Anadolu Efes Istanbul was leading with a 24-4 regular season record. Associated Press He adds that the current plan is for the test matches to start July 8, July 16 and July 24. The tour was due to start on June 4 but no professional cricket can be played in England before July 1 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Grave says there is still some apprehension among players and support staff about leaving their families for seven weeks, travelling to Britain and playing in bio-secure venues, but that no player has said formally he does not want to tour.___The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) would like to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022.Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò revealed the plans during an interview with RAI state TV on Sunday night.last_img read more

Syracuse lands first tight end in Class of 2019

first_imgClass of 2019 tight end Luke Benson announced his commitment to Syracuse via Twitter on Sunday night. Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 24, 2018 at 8:43 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44center_img The six-foot-four, 220-pounder committed to Syracuse over schools such as Army, Brown and Harvard, among others. His commitment comes less than a week after announcing he received a scholarship from SU via Twitter.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Central Bucks High School West (Pennsylvania) product is the seventh commit in SU’s Class of 2019 and the first tight end. He’s the third offensive player to commit to the Orange from that class. Commentslast_img

O’Donnell on Munster bench for Treviso game

first_imgThe Cahir man featured against France two weeks ago but did not make Joe Schmidt’s squad for tomorrow’s Six Nations meeting with England.Fellow Tipp native – Clonmel’s Dave Foley – is also on the bench for the province’s latest match in the competition.Meanwhile, Ireland have trained at Twickenham ahead of the match against Eddie Jones’s side. The Six Nations weekend begins tonight in Cardiff as Wales host France at five-past eight.The Irish under 20s are also in action later.They face England in Newcastle.last_img

Zamalek Set to Boycott CAF Super Cup

first_imgThe game was supposed to take place in mid-August, however, it was postponed until CAF reached a verdict regarding the Champions League final VAR scandal. The organizing committee had to choose a winner between Esperance and Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca and decided to crown the Tunisian giants.Now before announcing a date for the encounter, CAF revealed that the Super Cup would be played in Qatar, which angered Zamalek president Mortada Mansour, who refuses to play the game there.“I don’t mind facing Esperance in Tunisia, but I won’t play in Qatar to win a piece of metal,” said Mansour“I already said that I won’t play in Qatar. Zamalek’s handball team didn’t participate in the Club World Cup because it took place in Qatar.“If the CAF wants to create an issue I don’t mind. I won’t play in Qatar even if we get relegated to the third division.“CAF won’t expect my reaction,” he concluded.The Whites are currently preparing for this season’s Champions League final qualifying round when they face Senegal’s Generation Foot in the second leg, next Thursday, October 24.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Egyptian giants, Zamalek may not honour the CAF Super Cup proposed to hold in Qatar. It is the first time that the continental champion of the champions match is being taken out of Africa.According to Egyptian publication, Kingfut, Zamalek’s president, Mortada Mansour revealed the club’s intention of pulling out of the CAF Super Cup if it takes place in Qatar.After having lifted the CAF Confederation Cup trophy back in May, Zamalek were set to face Champions League winners Esperance Sportive de Tunis in the Super Cup.last_img read more

PAHO director calls for more collaboration ahead of World Health Day

first_imgThe Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Carissa F. Etienne is calling for collective actions to ensure all people, everywhere have access to the health services they need.Dr. Etienne together with the former president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, made the call as the global community prepares to observe World Health Day on Saturday.Obstacles to accessing healthcareIn the Americas region, one third of the population faces obstacles to accessing health the Dominican-born Dr. Etienne said. “Health is a right, and as such we must overcome barriers to have access to care.”She noted that out-of-pocket payments that many people must make to obtain health services “constitutes the main barrier and pushes families towards poverty.”Other barriers are geographic or institutional in nature, including stigma and discrimination in health services. “It is not enough to have hospitals and health centers, these institutions must have the right combination of human resources, infrastructure and equipment, medicines and other health technologies, to avoid long waiting times and offer quality care,” said Dr. Etienne.“Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere”World Health Day is being observed under the theme “Universal Health: Everyone, Everywhere.” PAHO said the theme implies all people and communities have access, without discrimination, to quality health services without having to expose themselves to financial difficulties. The campaign calls on representatives of governments, academia and civil society to stimulate dialogue on policies that can help achieve health for all by 2030.Last year, PAHO created the High Level Commission on “Universal Health in the 21st Century: 40 Years of Alma-Ata,” led by Bachelet, who said to achieve universal health, “we have to build national consensus, because the challenges are of such magnitude that they require the commitment and effort of all.”Americas one of the most inequitable worldwidePAHO noted that 40 years after the Declaration of Alma-Ata, which promoted the values of the right to health, equity and solidarity, the region of the Americas continues to be one of the most inequitable in the world.Bachelet noted that there have been important advances since Alma-Ata, but that there are still major gaps between and within the countries. She said PAHO’s regional strategy for universal health along with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the sustainable health agenda for the Americas infuse new life into the path toward “health for all” outlined at Alma-Ata.She urged greater emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention, reducing segmentation and fragmentation in health services, safeguarding the working conditions of health personnel, including new technologies and innovation, and for building health financing systems that promote solidarity.last_img read more

Sky Bet funds £1m gambling awareness programme for EFL clubs

first_img EPIC and Whysup ‘continue to make real change’ with partnership renewal August 19, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Submit EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share EPIC Risk Management will deliver a £1 million programme funded by Sky Bet to educate the 72 football league clubs about gambling related harm.The programme, designed for both players and club staff, will be delivered by the independent harm minimisation consultancy as part of the renewed English Football League (EFL) sponsorship for Sky Bet, who serve as the title sponsor of the EFL’s Championship, League 1 and League 2 competitions.It will begin at Birmingham City, Norwich City, Charlton Athletic, Brentford, Accrington Stanley, Carlisle United, Lincoln City, Newport County, Oldham Athletic and Portsmouth during the off-season.Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint said: “When we announced the extension of our EFL sponsorship we were keen to put safer gambling at the heart of our renewed partnership.“By funding such a vital service for every club we want to play our part in reducing gambling related harm amongst their players and wider staff. I firmly believe that responsible operators can add value to sport through partnerships like this.”EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey added: “Betting in football should only serve to enhance the match day experience and I hope that by providing our campaign with visibility at every single game that supporters will be encouraged to stay in control and gamble safely.”“The work that will take place with EFL clubs, players and staff alike is a hugely significant step forward and will hopefully have a positive impact on all participants in the professional game for years to come.”The announcement comes just a month after The Senet Group moved to waive copyright restrictions on its popular responsible gambling campaign, ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’, to increase the scale of its consumer engagement ahead of this summer’s World Cup.last_img read more

A tip from Stanford finds player a home at Cal

first_imgIn this Oct. 28, 2014, photo, California’s Penina Davidson plays during a practice workout in Berkeley, Calif. Davidson of New Zealand has found a home at Cal after an unusual collaboration between the two coaches for the longtime rival schools. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Sleep-deprived and feeling a bit down, coach Lindsay Gottlieb took a stroll last March a day after California’s season ended in the NCAA tournament. She was still absorbing being abruptly thrown into the offseason.Her phone buzzed with a text message. Hall of Fame Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer, whose team was still playing, wrote: “Do you have any scholarships left?”Gottlieb had an open spot — but wanted to know who her colleague was talking about. VanDerveer provided a quick rundown on a 6-foot-3 forward from New Zealand named Penina Davidson. Gottlieb texted back with one word, “Interested!!!!!!” with “about 5,000 exclamation points,” she said.The rival coaches worked together to find Davidson a new home when the young woman’s test scores didn’t get her into Stanford, a thoughtful gesture by both sides not seen every day in college athletics.Gottlieb, who led Cal to its first Final Four in 2013, credits not only VanDerveer’s commitment to doing right by Davidson but also her care for the game of women’s basketball.“Any time I coach against Tara I still feel like I need to pinch myself,” said Gottlieb, who learned from VanDerveer’s example handling this situation. “It’s an amazing story — 100 percent it makes me say, ‘Wow,’ that someone who’s across the bay and is clearly very competitive but values what we’re doing here enough to say this might be a good fit for a young player that she cares about, that means a ton. It really is neat.”VanDerveer discovered Davidson when she attended Stanford’s camp as a way to get noticed in the United States. Everything seemed a go for Davidson to join the Cardinal until that devastating email arrived from Stanford’s admissions office: She wasn’t getting in.“Thankfully, and I really appreciate it now, Tara reached out to Lindsay, and that’s how I ended up here,” said Davidson, who liked the similarities of Northern California to what she knows back home. “We really appreciate the work they did. They helped us quite a bit. I didn’t know anything considering that my only one option was Stanford.”VanDerveer’s longtime associate head coach, Amy Tucker, called the family and promised to do her best to find Davidson a spot somewhere that would be a good fit. Then came the text messages and calls, a half-dozen or so different inquiries to other coaches by VanDerveer and Tucker. Arizona State’s Charli Turner Thorne got one.“We were so disappointed that Penina did not get in. She had put all of her eggs in the Stanford basket,” VanDerveer said. “She is an outstanding young woman and she comes from a terrific family. When Stanford was no longer an option Amy spoke with the family and told them that she would help find Penina a good fit.”Two and a half weeks after that conversation, Davidson was on a plane and visiting Cal’s campus with her father, Greg.“I realize that putting Penina’s interests and the game first was quite unusual in the highly competitive NCAA basketball environment,” he said. By the last night of her official visit, she committed on the spot surrounded by her new teammates, who roared in delight at the new addition. Before the trip, she had no idea she would be playing for Stanford’s No. 1 conference rival.“We hope she has a great career and is nice to Stanford!” VanDerveer said.“Tara’s just one of a kind, just so genuine,” said Cal assistant Charmin Smith, who played for VanDerveer at Stanford. “She’s coaching basketball, coaching young women, for the right reasons.”When Davidson asked Smith how the commitment process would go, Smith advised the center to let everybody know, “I want to be a Bear.”So, at Burger Bar in San Francisco on April 12, Smith held her breath when Cal’s players began clinking their glasses to alert everyone that Davidson had an announcement to make: “I want to be a Bear!”It’s not completely uncommon for college coaches — especially those at schools with rigorous admission requirements such as Stanford — to reach out to other schools to find student-athletes an alternative choice.Former Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh, a close friend with VanDeveer and now leading the San Francisco 49ers, did it.“She’s amazing. She’s a phenomenal friend,” Harbaugh said. “The Cal coach can take that as a great compliment, obviously somebody Tara cares about and wants to see them go to a good program and a good coach and a good environment and atmosphere.”Now, Davidson — always one to find the positive in every situation — is settled at Berkeley and ready to contribute in any way she can as a freshman.“I don’t like to not achieve a dream,” she said.A month after arriving in the Bay Area and beginning her summer program, Davidson got a large wing tattooed on her right forearm. It’s to honor her mother, Bronwen, “my right-hand woman.”“She can pull it off. She fits in,” Smith said. “She’s a Berkeley kid.”Berkeley by the way of Stanford.last_img read more

Setién: “Yesterday I was walking next to cows; today, in Barça”

first_imgAlso, to finish: “Months ago, waiting for an opportunity, you always assume that the team you will take will be down or on a negative run. It is to thank how he leaves the team. I have talked with the players. The predisposition there is extraordinary, we are sure that they will interpret us quickly because many things that we are going to propose they already know. And we will not have a problem in maintaining the intensity so that matches like the one of the other day do not escape. We will be with the best disposition for the job, which is always the most important. This is just words. But I am a person of convictions, I have a clear way of life. I have very clear ideas. I listen to everyone but I am the first to defend what I do. And if we have to die with it, we will die. Barça has to follow its path “.Then he answered the media questions.-What is your big goal this season?-My goal is to win everything that can be won. It’s obvious. This club has no other way to improve and get the maximum possible titles in addition to playing well. For victory, the best way is to play well even if sometimes it does not happen. It is important to associate that to win you have to play well.-What did you feel today having the best in the world at your service?-I have already told you some. My clothes don’t hurt when I say that I have enjoyed these twelve or fourteen years very much. I’ve been sitting in front of the TV to see this team and these players who have made me enjoy football. Every day, every game. In every game, there is always something that can be rescued. Sit down and start training the best player in the world and the players he has. I am not absolutely aware of what this means. I have talked to him and some others and I have already told him: one thing is the admiration I feel for you. Messi is Messi, Busquets is Busquets, Piqué is Piqué. But everyone has to be in place. Surely the relationship with the players will be good. I am sincere, direct. And if I see anything, I’ll tell him. Especially for them to work. Because talent has it. -What momentum does this team need to improve?-We’ll see. Every time a new coach arrives, there is a stimulus in each of the people in the locker room. That shows, but that can be diluted and you end up being what you were before. But that first stimulus is what must be maintained. I have not met any coach who is the same. We all have our nuances, a way of doing things. I do not know if my way is the best or the worst, but it is mine and I am convinced that I can transmit many of the things that I like and that you always think can be done better. If I thought everything was fine … That’s hard to think about. But we do have that energy now to convince the players of our nuances. Of important details, of communication. There are so many things that vary from one coach to another … I have had 20 coaches in my career and we are all different. I come with enormous energy. We are clear what Barça is. We have sucked him because he has excited us. We have spent hours in front of the TV. They are things that we have clear. We want them to be things that last over time.-Do you have the template you want?-One can have an idea shaped, but until you put it into your context they don’t know where you can get. The context will now be different. And the predisposition of those who did not play will be higher. There are going to be some changes that I have to perceive. We are clear about the philosophy and we are clear about many things. Those who have followed my career, obviously this club has an extraordinary quarry. I don’t know in depth the majority of the players but they will come to train. This must be clear to the first team players. If they break through, they deserve it. It is a message that I have always sent. If the young people below push and win it, they can play in the first team.-Would you like to sign a striker to replace Suárez?-We have to talk. We have time to clarify these things. I am clear that we will always have consensus on the decisions we make. I am a club person, convinced that we are all right and we are all wrong. I worry because he is an important player but we have to think about what we have.-What scheme do you want to implement?-With regard to drawing, the important thing is philosophy. Be clear about what we play. Possibly we appreciate some change of 4-3-3 or 4-4-2 that has been playing, but I leave that in quotes because we need many things. But it is clear that philosophy will not change. And the drawing can do it, I don’t say no.-With you, is Barça’s fans going to have fun again?-I have only guaranteed that my team will play well. In Las Palmas, Lugo and Betis, the team played good football. He had an identity. I always guarantee that my teams will play well. But saying this here in a club that has always played well …-How did I know the interest of Barça?It didn’t take me five minutes to accept this option. I never thought that Barça was going to decide for me. I don’t have an extensive curriculum or titles. I have demonstrated even before being a coach that I love this philosophy. And all I have done is that my previous teams have played football well. I don’t know if it was enough to give me this opportunity. But I am grateful. Nothing else. Quique Setién appeared in the Auditori 1899 at 14:05 hours with a somewhat tense face, although he did get his best smile when he posed with the shirt that bore his name as the new coach of Barcelona. Then he gave his first speech as coach of Barça. “The first thing, without a doubt, is to thank this institution, its president, Abidal, Ramon (Planes), the opportunity they have given me to be here. Not even in my best dreams could I have imagined being here. I am a very emotional person and today is a special day for me. I face the challenge with great enthusiasm the challenge. What I will try to convey to the players is enthusiasm, desire, wanting to win and confidence. I have it now and, as Abidal has said, I don’t find it complicated to do so. “He continued: “Today we have done the first training. Yesterday I was walking next to the cows in my town and today I am at Barça training the best players in the world. This is the best for me.. I have a good relationship with Valverde, a right person and a rival that I value a lot. For his work, for his principles and for his way of being. I will try, and I have already spoken with him, to have contact. There are many things in your work that will come in handy. Each one brings its nuances but the first thing I want to thank is that it leaves me with a team that is first “.last_img read more

From role player to Rookie of the Year: Getting award feels ‘surreal’ for Pogoy

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set CEU’s Ebondo to backstop Congo in African qualifiers It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson But fate works in mysterious ways and Pogoy found himself back with a familiar face in Nash Racela, who is now calling the shots for TNT.Fast forward to today, and the 6-foot-2 swingman is still in disbelief with what he has achieved in his first year in the pros as he won the Rookie of the Year honors this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s indescribable. I feel nervous and I don’t know what to feel. I really can’t put to words what I feel right now. In my mind, it’s all a dream,” he said after receiving his trophy in the 2017 Leo Awards on Friday.Pogoy seamlessly blended in with the KaTropa’s rotation, with Racela immediately thrusting him to the starting small forward spot. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ There, the 25-year-old thrived as he learned from premier playmaker Jayson Castro and the rest of the veteran TNT core en route to them leading the squad to three semifinals appearances this season and a runner-up finish in the 2017 Commissioner’s Cup.Wrapping up his a successful first year in the pros, Pogoy thinks the award is a testament of the effort he put in under Racela.“This is the result of my hardwork because every practice, I always do extra work,” he said.But Pogoy remains unsatisfied as he hopes to receive a trophy the whole team could be proud of.“I know I still have lots to work on. This Rookie of the Year award is just a bonus. What’s important is to be a champion and that’s really my goal,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFrom the very beginning, Roger Pogoy never expected that he would make a big impact compared to his contemporaries in Far Eastern University.Playing third fiddle to the likes of Mac Belo and Mike Tolomia, the Cebuano shooter has always just been regarded as a valuable role player.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more